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Travel

Beauty Culture in LA

While most of my time in Los Angeles was spent working, I did fit in a few cultural excursions. The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City is part of a breathtakingly modern complex and the surrounding buildings are part of the experience. Established by Wallis Annenberg, the museum is the first cultural destination in Los Angeles dedicated solely to photography. According to the website, the current exhibit, BEAUTY CULTURE, “provides a seminal examination of photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives in both celebratory and disturbing ways. …

Travel

A Day in LA is Not Complete Without a Fonut

I was lucky enough to spend a day in LA trolling cool vintage and home stores with fellow stylist Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle, in between our weekends spent in the Style for Hire Style Closet at Westfield Mall in Topanga Canyon. First stop of the day, Fonuts! Unable to choose, Laurie and I indulged in the Strawberry Buttermilk, Maple Bacon and Cinnamon Sugar flavors. See below the damage the two of us were able to inflict on three large Fonuts. These baked (not fried!) yeast donuts were a highlight of my trip. After fortifying ourselves with Fonuts, we decided to …

Style Inspiration

Style Spotlight: Leah Hoffmann

I’m so excited to bring you the inaugural post of my new interview series: My Favorite Style Icons. This week we start by speaking with Leah Hoffmann, a writer whose avant-garde style I’ve been admiring for more than a few years now.  Lani: What is your first style memory? Leah: When I was in the seventh or possibly the eighth grade, I was desperate to have one of those Levi’s “Button Your Fly” t-shirts. My mother took one look and deemed it irretrievably vulgar. Then I asked about the second shirt in the series: “Sit On It.” Needless to say, …

Style Inspiration

Who’s Your Style Icon?

When most people think of Style Icons, they think of the usual suspects, such as Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis. I tend to think of women I know who are confident in their style and work with–not against–their natural body types. Isn’t that what we are all striving for, to master a consistently flattering, uniquely recognizable style? Most women tend to name the same style icons over and over. We don’t do this because we want to copy the icon’s taste exactly. Rather, we admire the icon’s ability to master her personal style at a young age and evolve this …